Posts tagged "Shanghai"
Craft Beers and Microbrews in Shanghai at Cheers-In

Craft Beers and Microbrews in Shanghai at Cheers-In

One of my many laments of living in Asia has been the lack of access to craft beers, otherwise known as microbrews – the other laments are silly things like missing multigrain breads, the price of wine, and truly high-speed internet, but I guess this is a relatively small price to...
5 Best Tasting Menus in Shanghai - from CNNgo

5 Best Tasting Menus in Shanghai – from CNNgo

  Hi folks – So I started writing for CNN and CNNgo as well and I thought you might want to check out my first article. Have a look. In this piece I talk about the 5 best tasting menus in Shanghai, including: – M1NT – Stiller’s –...
El Coctel, Shanghai - Cocktail Culture at its Finest

El Coctel, Shanghai – Cocktail Culture at its Finest

  Cocktail culture is sweeping Shanghai and there is no finer example of a proper cocktail bar / lounge than El Coctel. Seemingly hidden in speakeasy style, El Coctel is located up an unmarked narrow staircase in the French Concession district of Shanghai. The soft spoken Japenese bartender...
Let's go Farming, China Style - Organic Farms and CSA's in Shanghai

Let’s go Farming, China Style – Organic Farms and CSA’s in Shanghai

  Who knew there was such a plethora of organic farming in Shanghai?!? Underneath the Hermes scarf and the Italian driving loafers, I must confess…I have an inner hippie. She lurks beneath the surface and pops out occasionally. I think it has something to do with growing up...
Reasons why Shanghai, China is one of the coolest cities in the world

Reasons why Shanghai, China is one of the coolest cities in the world

Why Shanghai is one of the most exciting cities in the world right now! I have been coming to Shanghai now for 4 years. For those who came in the 80’s and 90’s and saw a wholly different China this will no doubt seem very recent. My Shanghai...
Gastronomic Experience at La Table at Maison Pourcel

Gastronomic Experience at La Table at Maison Pourcel

A culinary experience that is like teleporting to the South of France Shanghai has no shortage of wonderful French restaurants, but La Table at  Maison Pourcel might just be one of the most memorable French meals we have had in Shanghai…and in fact one of the most memorable meals...
Meet me for Drinks at Cotton’s in Shanghai’s French Concession

Meet me for Drinks at Cotton’s in Shanghai’s French Concession

Chill cocktails by the fire in this cozy Shanghai bar / lounge We met a friend for drinks on a wintry Sunday afternoon in Shanghai. While it was cold and rainy and altogether unpleasant outside, we were comfy and cozy next to the fireplace at Cotton’s in the...
Learning Chinese Tea Basics from Wayne Huang of Cha Mi Living, Shanghai

Learning Chinese Tea Basics from Wayne Huang of Cha Mi Living, Shanghai

A primer on teas from Shanghai-based Chinese Tea Expert Wayne Huang Meet Wayne Huang – a co-owner of Cha Mi Living tea shop in the Tianzi Fang arts and shopping district. Wayne has recently opened Cha Mi with his wife after both spending years studying and researching Chinese...
Meet the Chef – Stefan Stiller from Stiller’s Shanghai

Meet the Chef – Stefan Stiller from Stiller’s Shanghai

A chef focused on bringing seasonal and modern European cuisine to Shanghai Stefan Stiller tells me that when he got the job offer in Shanghai 6 years ago he had to look at the map to see exactly where in China Shanghai was located. Given Stefan’s integral position...
Hunan Cuisine at Di Shui Dong, French Concession, Shanghai

Hunan Cuisine at Di Shui Dong, French Concession, Shanghai

Amazing Hunan food and among the best spareribs in Shanghai It seems like often when we go to Shanghai we tend to gravitate to high-end Western dining. While certainly I never get bored of sky high Bund dining and glamorous cocktails, on this particular evening I had a...
Banyan Tree Spa at the Westin Hotel Shanghai

Banyan Tree Spa at the Westin Hotel Shanghai

A luxurious spa experience in Shanghai It may seem that I do little else but spa when I am in Shanghai. This is not entirely true… but I tend to spend a great deal of time there for business, which can be stressful, so I like to make...
Chill Out with Cocktails & Comfort Food at Blue Frog, Shanghai

Chill Out with Cocktails & Comfort Food at Blue Frog, Shanghai

Watch the game, meet friends and hang out at Blur Frog (Photos by Joanna) From the folks who brought you Kabb comes Blue Frog bar and grill. Another super chill place to hang out with friends, watch the game on the big screen, meet up for happy hour...